Who We Are
We are a group of 400+ literacy educators from all around Australia.
Most of us work as teachers, principals, consultants in schools, or lecturers in teacher education. Many of us are authors of children’s books and teacher reference books. We are sought as speakers at state, national and international conferences. Our members include presidents and past-presidents of ALEA (Australian Literacy Educators Association), PETAA (Primary English Teaching Association, Australia) and AATE (the Australian Association for the Teaching of English).
We believe that parents deserve accurate information about literacy standards and literacy teaching and learning.
We aim to provide information, and counteract misinformation.
Latest News Stories
19 March 2019
Mockler & Stacey, EduResearch Matters, 18 March 2019. What do we mean by evidence, what counts as evidence, and who get to say what constitutes evidence? The type of evidence...more»
9 March 2019
Chalkbeat, 12 Feb 2019. Involvement in the arts provides all children with a common language. Pressure to raise test scores must not squeeze arts out of the curriculum. Read the article here...more»
15 February 2019
The Conversation, 13 Feb 2019. Children still benefit from being read to after they've learned to read by themselves. Read the article here...more»